Gorge at Buttermilk Falls State Park is Gorgeous

When in the planning stages of an upstate New York visit, our friends encouraged us to include the Finger Lake area in our travel plans. This was good advise. Of all the places to visit and discover in the area, the Buttermilk Falls State Park Gorge was one of our favorite destinations. Buttermilk Falls State […]

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When the Hike is more Than a Hike

Being in nature puts me in the best frame of mind and hiking is my favorite activity. I love the challenge, the physical pain and the vistas that hiking provides. The best treks for me have a reward at end like a waterfall or a lake. However, standing on a mountain ridge or peak is […]

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Sea Glass Found on Private Beach off Lake Erie

Some of our favorite stories while traveling in our van occur as unplanned happenstance. The beach we found in upstate New York is one of those stories. For us, this private beach was the perfect place to discover sea glass. It was also a quiet and beautiful place to watch the sun go down over […]

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Charming Fishing Villages on the Coast of Maine

Much of our time on our New England trip was spent visiting the many small fishing villages on the coast of Maine. We enjoyed these towns, the nearby islands and the rocky beaches.  We started this coastal trip up in Calais and completed our journey at the southwest tip of Maine near Salisbury Beach. The […]

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Each Step on Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is Stunning

A few years ago, a friend gave us recommendations for places to see in upstate New York. Of all her suggestions, she was adamant about experiencing the Watkins Glen Gorge Trail in the Finger Lakes Region. Wow! What a great suggestion! Watkins Glen State Park If you only have time or ambition to hike one […]

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Van Life and Living Content in a Small Space

Living content in a small space for an extended time is the goal for those who pursue van life. It takes some work to achieve this goal when sharing the space with others. We have the best experiences when we have a positive attitude and we go with the flow. Like the Person You’re With […]

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The Exhilarating Hike to Angels Landing is Special

Our climb to Angels Landing in Zion National Park is a story we laugh about. We were determined to get to the trail early and hike to the top before the crazy crowds of people arrived. Zion National Park is an incredibly busy place. On a daily basis, the park seems to welcome in more […]

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Time Well Spent at Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument is a unique destination in Utah that we visited and are happy we did. The day we spent there was quite enjoyable and one of the highlights of our five week road trip. Located halfway between Canyonlands and Corral Reef National Parks, the Natural Bridges Monument is off of Highway 275 […]

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Amazing Splendor at Bryce Canyon

We found amazing splendor at Bryce Canyon National Park. As first time visitors, the cathedral of spires and rock formations were beyond our imagination. Bryce Canyon was the fourth of eight national parks we visited on our trip and it was unlike any of the other parks we had seen. The splendor was undeniable. Sizing […]

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Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is Awesome

The Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is one of our favorite places and we found it on a fluke. Traveling on Utah scenic byway 95W, we pulled into a service station for fuel and supplies in Hanksville. As it turned out, this stop changed the course of our day. Talking to locals, we learned we […]

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Peekaboo Trail at Canyonlands is Remarkable

Today, we are in the southern section of the Canyonlands National Park called the Needles. After studying the maps and reading descriptions of the hiking trails, we chose to hike Peekaboo Trail at Canyonlands. As it turned out, this is one of the best hikes in the park according to people we spoke to. The […]

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Hiking In Arches National Park

This is our first trip to Utah to visit the Fabulous 5 National Parks and many of their state parks. Arches National Park was our first stop. It is an amazing place. Even though we took several pictures, it is hard to capture the size, beauty, and magnitude of these arches. We arrived early on […]

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The Stellar Lake Michigan Coastal Get Away Tour

During the first week of September 2020, we traveled up the Lake Michigan eastern coast.  We had heard the coastline of Michigan was beautiful from friends and family but had never found our way there. As it turned out, this trip is one of our favorite adventures we have traveled in Alice. For good reason, […]

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